A suspect is in custody following an eastern Iowa bank robbery. Police responded to the robbery of a U.S. Bank branch on 16th Avenue Southwest in Cedar Rapids shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday. The suspect had displayed a handgun and left with cash. No one in the bank was injured.
The man left the bank on foot. An investigation led police to arrest 44-year-old Tony Alan Spies of Cedar Rapids. He was found last night in an apartment about two miles away from the bank. Spies is charged with first-degree robbery.